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CH5: Introduction to Operant Conditioning


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a form of associative learning in which organisms learn from the consequences of their behavior as reinforcement or punishment.
Operant conditioning is...
manipulated in order to elicit the desired behavior.
In operant conditioning, consequences of behavior are...
consequences of behavior increase or decrease the likelihood that behavior will be repeated.
Thorndike's Law of Effect states that...
B.F. Skinner
A primary figure in operant conditioning is...
the consequences of a behavior increase the likelihood that a behavior will occur again.
A behavior has been reinforced when...
an internal or external event that increases the frequency of a behavior or strengthens a response.
A reinforcer is...
Primary reinforcers are not learned.
______________ reinforcers are not learned.
Secondary reinforcers are associated, through experience, as being positive.
_______________ or conditioned reinforcers are associated, through experience, as being positive.
they are basic needs, and so don't need to be taught and don't go away.
The advantages of primary reinforcers are that...
satiation (having the needs fulfilled) could occur.
The disadvantages of primary reinforcers are that...
they allow for a token economy system (exchanging something earned for things one needs/wants) that can be convenient and accommodate various needs.
The advantages of secondary reinforcers are that...
they must be paired with primary reinforcers.
The disadvantages of secondary reinforcers are that...